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Kustaa Saksi: In the Borderlands

Design Museum, Helsinki

  • 5.5.2023–15.10.2023

The main exhibition for the summer season will introduce us to the world of artist and designer Kustaa Saksi (b. 1975), who is renowned for his textile designs. The exhibition Kustaa Saksi: In the Borderlands includes a wide selection of his textile art works, created with jacquard weaving technique between 2013 and 2023. A number of large works specially commissioned for the exhibition will also be on show.


The exhibition In the Borderlands explores moments between reality and illusion, which are the starting point for many of Saksis works. First Symptoms is a series of works in which the artist visualizes his experiences of the visual disturbances that often accompany migraines with aura, while the works in the Hypnopompic series explore the hallucinations experienced in the moments between sleep and wakefulness.

The new and the old meet in Saksis works. Modern designs and prints come together with jacquard weaving technique and Finlands long tradition of textile making. His works also find their place among the surge of modern designers who seek to revolutionize woven textile traditions by testing new kinds of techniques and visuality. Saksi uses a wide array of materials in his textile designs, introducing rubber, metal, acrylic and phosphorescent threads to complement natural materials.

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Design Museum
Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130 Helsinki

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Admission with Museum Card
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Mon Closed
Tue 11:00-20:00
Wed 11:00-18:00
Thu 11:00-18:00
Fri 11:00-18:00
Sat 11:00-18:00
Sun 11:00-18:00

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